Jennifer Dawes Design is a proud member and sponsor of these important organizations.
JA (Jewelers of America)
With a mission to increase consumer confidence in the jewelry industry, Jewelers of America advocates professionalism and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards. Our Code of Professional Practices and position statements on issues of importance to consumers illustrate our deep commitment to responsible business practices in the retail jewelry industry.
WJA (Women’s Jewelry Association)
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA’s) Mission and vision is to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development and the provision of member services. To be the premier business networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.
Ethical Metalsmiths carries out its mission by working directly with jewelers and metalsmiths (student, professional and hobbyist) to raise awareness of material sourcing issues and harmful studio / manufacturing practices that the profession currently relies on. By raising awareness, evaluating and developing alternatives, and offering opportunities for individual advocacy, jewelers and consumers are part of a growing movement to transform the mining and jewelry industries. Ethical Metalsmiths collaborates with other organizations and community groups to realize its mission.
AGTA (American Gem Trade Association)
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has become the voice for the colored gemstone industry. Two of the most significant contributions to the trade have been the creation of the AGTA Code of Ethics and Principles of Fair Business Practices and the Gemstone Information Manual (G.I.M.). The Code of Ethics (one of the first introduced in our industry) is required reading for all prospective AGTA Members.
JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee)
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee was formed in 1917 to provide education and self-regulation to the jewelry industry. Members operate under the highest standards of business practice after pledging to comply with all laws applicable to the jewelry industry and make accurate representations about the products they sell.
DDI (Diamond Development Initiative)
The Diamond Development Initiative International (DDII) is a unique effort to address their problems, bringing NGOs, governments and the private sector together in a common effort that aims to ensure that diamonds are an engine for development. We envision “development diamonds” as diamonds that are produced responsibly, safely, with respect of human and communities’ rights, in conflict-free zones, with benefaction to communities and payment of fair prices to miners.
CJDG (Contemporary Jewelry Design Group)
The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and in design.
A leading supplier of precious metals products in grain, wire, sheet and tube form and provides assaying and refining services for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The company was originally established in 1914 and operates from its facilities in Markham, ON. Umicore, a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, is proudly the only North American precious metals supplier to also have the ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety) certifications.
Sundance was founded in 1969 by Robert Redford when he purchased land at the base of beautiful 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. The goal of the Sundance Village is to offer a community art and nature that would foster artistic pursuits and recreational activity while preserving naturally beautiful and unique environment of Sundance. The first edition of Sundance Catalog was mailed in 1989 to offer "the kinds of things that we have been privileged to collect, many of them handcrafted exclusively for Sundance."